give (one) the freeze(redirected from gives them the freeze)
give (one) the freeze
To intentionally ignore, appear disinterested in, or act indifferent toward one; to snub one. She thinks you started that rumor about her—that's why she's been giving you the freeze all day. Everyone gave me the freeze from the moment I stepped foot inside the room.
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1. n. the act of ignoring someone; the cold shoulder. Everybody seems to be giving me the freeze.
2. tv. to ignore someone; to give someone the cold shoulder. Don’t freeze me, gang! I use a mouth wash!
3. in. to hold perfectly still. (Also a command given by a police officer that implies there is a gun pointed at a suspect.) The fuzz shouted, “Freeze, or you’re dead meat!”
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